In Search of Castaways (1962)

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Runtime: 98 minutes
Color: Color
Awards: 1 Award, 1 Nomination

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Directors: Robert Stevenson
Writers: Lowell S. Hawley, Jules Verne
Cast: Maurice Chevalier, Hayley Mills, George Sanders, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Michael Anderson Jr., Antonio Cifariello, Keith Hamshere, Wilfrid Brambell, Jack Gwillim, Ronald Fraser, Norman Bird, George Murcell, Inia Te Wiata, Mark Dignam, Michael Wynne

A Thousand Thrills, And Hayley Mills!

An earthquake, a flash flood, an avalanche, a volcano, alligators, jaguars, mutineers, and a man-eating Maoris dog the steps of a shipping company owner, a scientist, and the two children of a lost sea captain as they circle the earth along the 37th parallel per instructions in a bottled note the scientist has recovered from a shark's stomach. Only certain facts are discern from the stained note, especially the words "37 parallel." Teen-age Mary Grant (Hayley Mills), her younger brother , Robert Keith Hamshere, and the scientist, French Professor Jacques Paganel (Maurice Chevalier), trick their way aboard the grand yacht, "Persevero," during a bon-voyage party to see the owner of the shipping company, Lord Edward Glenarvan (Wilfrid Hyde-White),the epitome of British aloofness. With the urging of his own son, John (Michael Anderson Jr.' ), Glenarvan's luxurious side-wheeler sets sail for the coastal town of Concepcion...

Fun Fact: Hayley Mills made this film about about shipwrecked castaways two years after her father, John Mills, starred in Swiss Family Robinson also made by Walt Disney about shipwrecked castaways.

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